Durban - Hoping to take advantage of the divisions within the ANC, opposition parties have called for by-elections in eThekwini Municipality to elect new leadership.
Opposition parties made the call soon after the ANC provincial executive committee (PEC) announced that it had recalled its eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede who is facing fraud and corruption charges in relation to the city's multimillion rand solid waste tender.
Gumede, her deputy Fawzia Peer and Speaker William Mapena were among eight members of the city’s executive to be recalled following a special PEC meeting held in Durban early this week.
EFF’s KwaZulu-Natal chairperson Vusi Khoza described the ANC in eThekwini as being vulnerable.
He called on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs to place the Metro under administration.